Sunday, April 4, 2010

Passover Crack

Smitten Kitchen once referred to this recipe as "crack."  I think that's a pretty accurate description.  This is yet another recipe my mom found on the back of a matzah box, but it is almost the same as the Smitten Kitchen one.  I only make this recipe during Passover, but I've seen others make a very similar recipe using saltines.
I recently bought Himalayan Pink Sea Salt from Trader Joe's, and I used it to sprinkle over part of it.  This made a perfect sweet + salty snack.

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Matzah

2-3 sheets matzah
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
6 oz bittersweet chocolate chips
desired toppings - nuts, salt, etc

Line a cookie sheet with foil.  Place the matzah on the sheet, overlapping slightly if necessary to completely cover.

Over low-medium heat, cook the sugar and butter in a small saucepan until it caramelizes.
Pour over the matzah.

Every year, I either under or overcook the sugar and butter.  It doesn't really affect the taste, but it makes it a little difficult.  If I undercook, then it's too thin and it goes under the matzah when I pour it, making a mess.  If I overcook, then it's too thick, and hard to spread over the matzah.  This time I overcooked it a bit.
Put in a preheated oven at 425 degrees for 4 minutes.

Sprinkle with chocolate chips, and put back in the oven for 1 minute.
Spread the melted chocolate chips with a knife, and sprinkle with desired toppings.

Allow to cool, then put in the fridge to harden.  Then break up into pieces and enjoy!


Reeni♥ said...

This is such a yummy treat! I have five boxes of matzohs to use up - but I like the idea of saltines too. I love sweet and salty. I bet it was delicious with that sea salt.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

And about the rice question - it's 3 cups of cooked. Thanks for visiting me!